Cosmetic Dentistry Articles

Cosmetic Dentistry Articles

Who’s The Right Person For Dental Implants?

The main reason Individuals will choose dental implants is because one or more of their teeth are missing. You can lose a tooth at any point in your life. It could be because your tooth has decayed and it needs to be removed. It could be your kid who lost a front tooth from a football accident. “I’m Too Old For Dental Implants” A common …

Should You Replace Your Missing Teeth?

Three Reasons To Replace Your Missing Tooth There are three main reasons I’d like to share with you: First and probably one of the more important reasons is because it is aesthetically unappealing to talk and socially engage with other while missing a tooth. It can really bring down the self-confidence in someone. This could even cause more problems with trying to get a new …

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

One of the most common and fearful thoughts patients have is whether or not they’ll be able to feel anything during the actual procedure. Patients don’t want to feel or even hear the drilling and screwing that’s being performed on their teeth. This is especially true for those that have a fear or anxiety towards the dentist. A lot of people can barely withstand walking …

Benefits of Dental Implants Over Other Options

Strong and Stable, Just Like Real Teeth Dental implants are by far the closest thing you’ll get to your natural healthy teeth. They’ll look, feel, fit, and function just like your natural teeth would, and because they’re inserted into your jawbone with titanium posts, you can be sure that they will not move or fall out. Another great benefit is the maintenance on your implants …

Is Your Toothbrush Past its Best? It May Depend on Your Gender

Women Change Their Toothbrush Twice As Frequently As Men Whereas women tend to change their toothbrush or toothbrush head every 92 days or three months, men tend to make their toothbrush last for an average of 185 days or nearly 6 months. Our dentists here at Midtown Dentistry generally suggest replacing toothbrushes every three months or more frequently if they begin to look worn. A …

Six Really Good Reasons for Quitting Smoking

1. Smokers Breath It is easy to spot a smoker as soon as you begin talking to them. Even if it has been quite some time since you had your last cigarette, smoke particles will still linger and breath mints definitely don’t cover it up. 2. Yellow and Stained Teeth Smoking can cause your teeth to turn yellow after just a very short while. Heavy …

Affordable and flexible payment plan options, regardless of your credit

If so then you have come to the right place. Our dental office in Houston has multiple options available to help you finance your dental needs quickly and easily, enabling you to get the treatment you require or want with the minimum of fuss. These payment plans can be used to finance essential dental therapies, but can also be used to help you plan for …

Is Your Halitosis Holding You Back from Finding True Happiness?

The International Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a new study looking at how bad breath could impact someone’s quality of life. The findings are pretty interesting as apparently people who have halitosis were found to be twice as likely to be unhappy compared to people with beautifully fresh breath. So how did they work this out? The study focused on questioning people about their …

Did You Know Your Smile Evolved to Get More Sex?

Now it seems as if we can thank pre-mammalian reptiles that were on earth an amazing 300 million years ago, as researchers have found these creatures evolved distinct types of teeth in order to attract a mate. These reptiles evolved to have long sabretooth canine teeth that were hornlike structures on the upper and lower jaws and which researchers concluded were for sexual display. Today, …

Front Tooth Replacement Options

The most obvious would be having a gap or space. Every time you smile, this is the first thing that gets noticed. After a few months, even years, teeth begin to move towards the space that was once occupied by a tooth. Therefore, more spaces appear in between other teeth. Aside from adjacent teeth moving, the antagonist (teeth at the opposing arch will also) move …

How to Brush Your Teeth with a Video Selfie

The Science behind This Idea The idea of taking selfies while brushing was the subject of a study at Case Western Reserve University. Often people will brush without paying attention to how they are doing it, and brushing techniques are ingrained in muscle memory, so changing them can take some dedication. Apparently this is where videoing yourself brushing your teeth can help, as the study …

    Superglue has a myriad of uses, some good and some bad. Using it to re-cement a crown is definitely one of the bad uses so please, please don’t do this. Superglue is not a good choice as once you have re-cemented a crown using superglue then its position will be permanent. This might sound ideal, but bear in mind that if the placement …

What the Heck is in My Toothpaste?

If you have wondered down the dental aisle in your local drugstore or supermarket recently, then you’ll have noticed the bewildering range of toothpastes for sale. Perhaps you’ve taken things a step further and read some of the claims made on the packets that make a simple tube of toothpaste sound like a miracle cream for teeth, or even worse some of the ingredients. You’ll …

Knocked Out

Thousands of teeth are knocked out each year. There are many reasons for so many teeth being knocked. A couple of the most common reasons are fight and sports injuries. These knocked out teeth can often be re-implanted under certain conditions. If the tooth can be replanted within minutes after the accident, there is a greater chance the tooth will be retained for a lifetime. …

Three Things to Expect While Expecting

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! If it’s your first child, you may not know that seeing your dentist is not only very safe, but highly recommended during your pregnancy. The following list should help you understand pregnancy and oral health and what changes to your teeth and gums to expect while expecting! Dental Cavities Sore gums, morning sickness, exhaustion could understandably lead to …

Are your dental fears not allowing you to take of your dental need? While we are aware most people don’t particularly forward to dental visits, some find appointments challenging at best or at worst may actively avoid dental treatment. We do understand, and you’ll find all the dental team at Midtown Dentistry is sympathetic, but even better we can offer practical solutions to this problem, …

Why do I need a CT Scan for dental work?

Dental cone beam computerized tomography (ct scan) is used to provide an in-depth image, providing dentists with far greater detail than a normal dental x-ray. It can show your teeth, nerves and bones in just a single scan, producing a detailed 3-D image. We don’t routinely use cone beam CT scans as they’re not normally required, but sometimes we do need to see much more …

In the past, amalgam fillings used to be standard for filling larger cavities in back teeth as the material is hardwearing and cost effective. But these fillings never looked very pretty and over the years more and more people have become concerned about the mercury content of amalgam. While studies have deemed amalgam to be perfectly safe for use, most of us would probably prefer …

How does smoking affect your oral health?

Everyone knows smoking is bad for their overall health as fears about lung cancer are very well documented, but not everyone is aware of how this habit can affect oral health, other than causing bad breath and yellow teeth. In fact smoking has a hugely detrimental effect on oral health and can cause a whole host of different problems which include: • Inflamed salivary glands …

Getting a Great Smile has Never Been Easier

Midtown Dentistry has Three Locations: Getting a Great Smile has Never Been Easier Finding a great dentist isn’t always easy so when you do find someone you trust you’ll want to stick with them. This is only part of the equation, as being able to get to your chosen dental office easily and quickly, whether from work or home can make all the difference in …

Aging and Your Dental Care

Are you in your 50’s or older? There is one disease that no one can ever stop and that is the process of aging. Your body isn’t as young as it used to be and you have to take extra care of it as you grow older. We often joke about all our teeth falling off in old age and that can happen if we …

A visit to the dentist, no matter how old we are, causes the hair on the back of the neck to stand. Why is it so? We always imagine that a visit is going to be painful and the dentist is probably going to put giant injections in our teeth and it’ll hurt. Truth is, our mouth is a sensitive place and we don’t want …

Turn Yourself Floss-Friendly

Are you floss friendly? If you ask people what is the worst part for them when it comes to maintaining their dental health then you will surely find that most of the people will say that it is flossing. However, if you feel that you are not doing well in that regard and might end up ignoring it, there is good news for you as …

Your Heart and Mouth

We do not have separate bodies with separate systems. We have one body with several systems of which if one is affected then the others can be too. For instance, having a cold generally spreads to your ears where it hurts and sometimes a ringing sound is heard. It generally spreads to your nose too where a flu develops after having a cold. Why? Because …

2 Ways To Maximize Your Dental Visit

At every visit to a doctor of any assortment your should maximize your benefits, especially your dentist visit. For most of us, proper concern regarding our health is only shown when we get into real trouble and fall ill which is not good at all. Same is the case when it comes to dental health because while we may take good care of the things …

Have Bad Breath?

Have Bad Breath? Try These Time-Tested Hints and Tips As it turns out, there are several time tested techniques that one can use to cure this problem and to make sure you know them too, we have decided to share them here with you. To find out more about these tips, keep reading. 1. Regular cleaning One of the best ways to rid yourself of …

Natural Toothpaste vs. Synthetic Toothpaste

Is using Natural Toothpaste really worth it? Exploring every aspect of our health and knowing about the potential dangers plays a very vital role in making sure that we live a long and healthy life. While a lot of people tend to show a certain level of care towards it, there is one particular area that seems to be ignored by most of us and …

3 Steps To A Perfect Wedding Day Smile

  Congratulations on your engagement! As the planning for your wedding begins and you start to worry about venues and guest lists, don’t forget to put yourself high on your checklist! You now have a reason to visit your dentist and get that glamorous smile you’ve been putting off! As any new bride-to-be will tell you, looking our absolute best on our wedding day is …

Remember Interviewers Recall Your SMILE

In the current situation, you need to make yourself memorable during a job interview. We see so many movies in which the person did something out of the ordinary and got himself selected from hundreds of applicants. While our everyday life might not be anything like a movie, you can do something extremely simple to impact the minds of the interviewers. You can smile. You’re …

Nocturnal Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding is often seen in people who are angry or annoyed. It is almost a reflex action done by most who don’t even realize they’re doing it till someone points it out to them. This can be quite damaging to your teeth. You might be surprised to know that some people even grind their teeth while they are sleeping, which is known as nocturnal …

 

 

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